Architectural Buildings in Barcelona

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Architectural Buildings in Barcelona

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  • CatBostonTraveler
    Arlington, VA263 contributions
    Beautiful structure with fascinating history! Photographer's playground! Amazing light, color & shapes. Security is strict and the walk down from the roof is long (~400 stairs) after an elevator ride up. Definitely worth it to see the colorful mosaics up close. Be sure to visit when in Barcelona!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Lauro A
    Curitiba, PR30 contributions
    Beautiful place, it represents well Gaudi work.
    But! Tickets are more expensive than they should be, comparing to similar places in Europe
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States4,980 contributions
    We decided at the last minute to visit and got lucky by joining the last guided tour of the day.

    It started with a movie in the Petit Palau. We then walked into the original building to visit the foyer. However a private event precluded us from entering and fully seeing it.

    We climbed the grand staircase and then entered the amazing concert hall. The central skylight up above was truly a sight to see. Even with the storm clouds outside it still let in a lot of light. The decor was modernism that also incorporated musical muses and so glad we could see a lot of it up close. We were also allowed to walk on stage as our guide continued the tour and then setup for a demonstration of the massive organ. The sound was beautiful and hopefully we can come back to enjoy an actual concert.

    The Lluis Millet Hall was one floor above the concert hall and contained a special art exhibit. Outside was the balcony where many instagrammable photos were taken with the beautiful mosaic columns.

    We finished the tour on the balcony over looking the concert hall which was a great perspective to see its entirety. We did find the seats not very comfortable though!

    Outside the fascade of the Palau was also a must see including the statues of many famous composers. It was not as easy to see all the details due to the surrounding buildings and tight street. Our guide used the 2nd floor balcony to point out details in the reflections to the opposite building’s windows.

    This should be a must see when in Barcelona. Well worth the time to see this UNESCO designated building.
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • stephrab
    New York City, NY726 contributions
    This is truly a masterpiece and architecture that anyone from a five-year-old to 100-year-old would find interesting.

    Give yourself plenty of time. Do not rush. If you are not familiar with the architect, take the more expensive tour you can learn about him and this building and many of the other buildings that he has done.

    Give yourself at least three hours to slowly look and explore. Buy your ticket online and it will save you much hassle. Download the app for this particular attraction.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • vichy
    NYC554 contributions
    This cathedral is slightly out of the way compared to the other major tourist sites, but it's so so so so worth it. Hands down, this was actually my favorite one in the city (caveat that this is if you're a fan of gothic architecture). There is a grandeur and a peacefulness that comes through with this cathedral that's incomparable to all the other ones I visited in Barcelona. Also, I loved that there is more freedom with climbing up to the terraces than I've experienced at other cathedrals - you're given instructions on where the stairs are located, but you can go at your own time and your own pace. And in my case, I actually went up more than once, the experience and view from the top was so memorable. There's a wonderful viewing platform that's been set up at the top, with views of the sea.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • Eileen108
    Mount Shasta, CA4,314 contributions
    Worth a visit, it has interesting architecture in the main entry, the attic was amazing, and of course the roof with the elaborate chimneys is a treat!
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Andrea Middleton
    Auckland, New Zealand47 contributions
    Possibly one of my favourite Gaudi properties. Every surface was so beautifully decorated. The audio guide was very good. I would recommend this museum.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,279 contributions
    This building was formerly a hospital until 2009 and built between 1901 and 1930.

    The new hospital is built beside this building.

    The architecure is unique and amazing Art Nouveau) and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

    It contains 12 pavilions connected through underground galleries.

    It really is a historical and architectural masterpiece and offers offers workspace to high-profile social organizations such as the WHO, Banco Farmacéutico, Barcelona Health Hub, EMEA, UN-HABITAT and more.
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Xavier R
    Hong Kong, China1 contribution
    Great museum on Joan Miro and his work, with stunning views of the city. We were fortunate to see a Miro and Picasso retrospective, which was fantastic
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,279 contributions
    Casa Amatller Casa Batlló and Casa Lleó-Morera make up three interesting buildings showcasing Gaudi's works.

    Casa Amatler was originally constructed in 1875 for an archaeological enthusiast Antoni Amatller. He passed away in 1910 but his daughter kept this place until 1960 when she passed away.

    As the original family kept this building for so long the interior remained original.

    Its role now is that it serves as a historic house, museum, café, and anda an Institute for Hispanic Art.

    Scheduled tours are available.
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,723 contributions
    This is my favorite part of BCN, a big and very cool neighborhood of outstanding architecture, shopping, and lots of international food. We stayed on the edge this time and came to this area over and over to eat and drink. Full of monuments.
    Written 4 October 2023
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  • Robert J
    2 contributions
    Amazing city! The old quarter has all the history and charm and the shopping district , further out, has all you need. We stayed just off la Ramblas but anywhere from Cataluniya square down puts you within walking distance, in the heart of it. The hop on hop off bus is a must and you can plan a good day around this as of course is the unique Familia Segrada and Park Guell if you are up for a lot of walking. To eat, step off Ramblas and search the side and back streets around the Cathedral much better and more authentic food. Be warned though, Barcelona is not cheap.
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,723 contributions
    One of the most dramatic Modernista buildings in BCN. We walked slowly by, lingering to take photos. You can get a good shot as this one is located on the broad Passeig.
    Written 5 October 2023
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  • Ariana S
    23 contributions
    First, I was very critical of the Caixa Forum in Barcelona, but when we arrived it convinced me to be a super decision!
    Written 7 August 2023
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  • permia
    Ireland40,800 contributions
    Fascinating to discover that it is actually a 1980s reconstruction of the original 1929 structure. The latter was hastily demolished in 1930, with a year not having elapsed since its debut for the International Fare.

    Four varieties of marble and golden onyx are used throughout giving it an exceptional beauty. Combined with copious glass and tranquil water features, it’s an engaging attraction.

    Figurative sculptures provide further interest.
    Written 7 March 2023
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